Free and inexpensive activities in Akron/Northeast Ohio area


Summit Artspace Gallery

This ever-changing gallery showcases work from greater Summit County artists. Free workshops are offered on Saturdays! Here are the ones for 2/8-2/9/14. Check their website for up to date events!

Be My Valentine Make & Take with Cari Miller, Joan Colbert & Terry Klausman

Saturday, February 8, 1 pm

Yoga in the Summit Artspace Gallery with Ron White

Saturday, February 15, 1 pm

Chakra Art Workshop with Ron White & Joan Colbert

Saturday, February 15, 2 pm

All events are free. Artist Demos do not require registration. Please register for workshops at  For information call the Akron Area Arts Alliance at 330-376-8480.

Gallery Hours-Thursday, 12-9 pm & Friday & Saturday, 12-5 pm

Events, Workshops, Artists Demonstrations & Parking are FREE!

Summit Artspace Gallery
140 East Market St.
Akron, OH
330 376-8480

The Akron Art Museum

The Akron Art Museum is a unique low-cost family experience and opens up communication and ideas. Admissions are priced at $7 for adults, $5 for students with a student ID, and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. They are free on Thursdays for all!

Information about the Akron Art Museum including current exhibits, hours and admissions is available on their site.

Akron Summit County Public Library-Maple Valley Branch Library

From their site:
Valentine Candy Grams

Looking for book love? Stop in to fill out a Valentine, and we’ll match you with a book to deliver you a candy gram on February 14!
This is a free activity!

Maple Valley Branch Library
1187 Copley Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44320

CVNP Off the Beaten Path Hike

Peninsula, Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

From their website:
CVNP Off the Beaten Path – Ravines at Rest.  Come prepared for hill scrambling and winter weather on this 3-mile exploration on and near the unpaved Blue Hen Falls Trail. Blue Hen Falls Trailhead, 9 – 11 a.m. Sturdy waterproof shoes and drinking water are recommended.

2001 Boston Mills Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
Contact Phone: 330-657-2752

City of Green Parent/Child Valentine Social
From their site:

The City of Green is hosting our 17th annual Parent/Child Valentine Social to be held at the Green Primary School, 2300 Graybill Road on Saturday, Feburary 8, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20/couple (one child and one adult); each additional child is $5 and each additional adult is $10 each. Catered meal, caricature artists, photo booth, magician, door prizes, fun! Please call Green Parks & Recreation (330-896-6621) to order tickets or register online at

Contact Name: Kim Goodhart
Contact Email:

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